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Grateful Dead Live at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on 1984-06-24

Set 1

Dancing In The Street
Dire Wolf ->
New Minglewood Blues
Me And My Uncle ->
Mexicali Blues
Ramble On Rose
Hell In A Bucket ->

Set 2

I Need A Miracle ->
Bertha ->
Playing In The Band ->
China Doll ->
Samson And Delilah ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction ->
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Location Saratoga Springs, NY

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat
Lineage Dat -> CD (Tascam CDRW700) -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
Nakamichi 300/CP1 -> Cassette Master -> Dat
Candyman through Deal
China Doll 6:04 - 7:18
Wharf Rat 2:32 - 2:37
Sugar Magnolia 0:09 - 0:20

-- There is a 14 second "The Last Time" tease after Satisfaction.
-- Seamless transition between discs 2 and 3.


Reviewer: notarealdoctor - - September 29, 2015
Subject: Phil mini-solo in Playin'
He sounds almost Christopher Squire-ish.
1984 gets a bad rap due to how bad Jerry often looked. But banish the image of the bloated, strung out cadaver on stage and listen to the music play. And how.
Reviewer: Jon John, he was a writer - - July 6, 2015
Subject: Solid
Great China Doll
Reviewer: Folkhippy - - August 26, 2013
Subject: A great venue for the Dead
Check out the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Google Images for some great pictures of this very cool venue. I can only image what a Dead show would be like there. Having listened to them all, I would recommend every show the boys played there, especially this night. Jerry, Brent, and Phil are over-the-top hot during this show, as is Bob and the drummers. Yes, '84 was a rough year for Jerry, but man he could play.


>Michael - Post that footage to youtube! Please!
Reviewer: Michael Vogelle - - August 19, 2013
Subject: Fun week-end!
The wife and I stayed at the Pine Breezes cabins a mile or so from the venue. Shot Super-8 sound driving around the parking lot the day before, and filmed more at the concert. With 50 foot rolls of film I had to change rolls quickly, so got a lot of the shorter songs. rained like hell the whole time. Jerry at the height of his badness, but he played great. Just recently had the footage transferred to DVD.
Reviewer: dhatler - - August 2, 2013
Subject: SPAC and the Dead
My friend and I camped in the parking lot the night before the show. A very festive atmosphere. Musicians, drum circles, bonfires, and Deadheads were everywhere. The show was wet but wonderful. Only my 2nd or 3rd show and my first experimental show. Bikers raided the parking lot during the show and stole anything not locked in the car. We lost our tent but they didn't see our cooler. Long uncomfortable night sleeping in the car. All worth it. I just saw Dyaln, MMJ, and Wilco at SPAC. I was flooded with great memories of this show.
Reviewer: Yades - - June 27, 2013
Subject: Great sound and some great moments
The first set is pretty standard but the second set has some really great stuff. The bridge between Playing and China Doll is very unique with Phil playing an honest to goodness solo at it's start. Unfortunately Jerry and Bobby sound pretty worn out vocally, but their playing is great.
Reviewer: jjg4762 - - March 23, 2013
Subject: DAM SICK sounding
Now this is where its at. This is just flat out AMAZING the sound is off the charts.I had more fun at other shows during this summmer but its now 29 years later and this is the way the band sounded.Clean and POWERFULL I love this web site getting ready to drive to Boston and this has me pumped up beyond belief. Thank you for your time and effort you put into these recordings.We are so very lucky to have a form like this.
Reviewer: John Bouffard - - July 21, 2010
Subject: Posting
to come back later
Reviewer: BIG_R - - November 26, 2009
Subject: 6-24-84
A good tight show. If you can't stand hiss stay away from this. Otherwise the sound is perfect as per typical C Miller remasters.
Reviewer: tunaman4762 - - November 20, 2009
Subject: dancin in the rain
I was lucky enough to see all of the shows the boys did at SPAC.dancin done old school with three part harmony. this is before phil had his own mike again,so jerry and phil sung harmony sharing jerrys mike like the beatels did it was very cool.its the only time ive seen that.also someone gave me some liquid LSD being a glutton i took two drops he warned me that one was enough he was i was nice for 14 hours cleanest L ive ever had, thanks who ever you were.
Reviewer: NYLifer - - June 24, 2009
Subject: T right here in wherever this is
Band is on fire!
Reviewer: majordomo - - June 3, 2009
Subject: which way did he go?
i missed my ride from harrisburg pa. it was raining and i had a head full of blotter at the holiday inn. was this show fun?
Reviewer: erik65 - - March 1, 2008
Subject: Lots of Satisfaction...
from finally hearing clearly what I missed while searching for a ticket!

I'm giving 5 stars because this show rocked. The energy level was incredibly high, and as the many comments for this show attest, that energy was all throughout the crowd as well.

This SBD is great. It mixes in a little crowd noise at appropriate times. Thank you for treating this as the historical document that it is, and allowing it to exist in the free public domain!
Reviewer: srtg83 - - February 25, 2008
Subject: Ah Finally
Finally. Here we have a relatively clean board of this nastiest of shows. Unfortunately, most of the first set is patched with the Nak. aud (see notes) but it is the second set where the fireworks go off. This may be be the grungiest Playin' jam post retirement. If you like the 83-85 juiced era this will not let you down.
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Source: Master Audience Recorded By Mr. Darby; SennheiserMD421's (PAS/DFC Row 2 Balcony/3.5 Feet High)> Sony TC-D5M,Tapes Maxell MX; Transfer Information:Tascam 112 MKII (XLR Out)>Tascam HD-P2 @ 24/48> HDD>Amadeus Pro (tracking/Fades/FLAC8); Tracks Renamed/Dithered/Flacked With Korg Aqua To 16/44 By Keo; SBE's Checked/Fixed With Trader's Little Helper; Metadata Tagging With AudioGate Software
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